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I am planning to get an intensive German course in one of the private schools in Bern. However, there are a lot of course combinations such as A1 or A1/1, A1/2 and A2 or A2/1, A2/2. What is the difference for example between A1 and A1/1 or A1/2? Is it the same course split into two? Any suggestions for a beginner with basic German knowledge?
As I am also working during the day, any recommendation for schools with evening intensive course?
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Re: German course

It might be that A1 is a full A1 course and that the A1/1 and A1/2 are courses but represent only halves/segments of the full A1 course material.

If you have already done some beginners' courses and have a good grounding you might be able to start on A2, it depends how strong you already feel with the basics.
If you feel you need to brush up with the basics first then opt for the full A1 course. It might be quicker/slightly less expensive if you just do the full A1 in one go rather than the separate segments.
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It might be that A1 is a full A1 course and that the A1/1 and A1/2 are courses but represent only halves/segments of the full A1 course material.

If you have already done some beginners' courses and have a good grounding you might be able to start on A2, it depends how strong you already feel with the basics.
If you feel you need to brush up with the basics first then opt for the full A1 course. It might be quicker/slightly less expensive if you just do the full A1 in one go rather than the separate segments.
Thanks for the info
I will consider taking A1 then.
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Re: German course

The German Language course is divided into levels A1, A2. B1, B2 and C.
A1 is further divided into A1.1 and A1.2
A2 is divided into A2.1 and A2.2 and so on.

Whether you take the A1 level in steps - A1.1. and A1.2 - or in one go, is your choice. At the end of both, you would have just fininshed 'A1' level.

I am currently doing A2.2 from ECAP. My course is scheduled for two evenings per week for 1 hour 45 min (2 lecture with a 15 min. break). This is quite convenient for me as it allows the concepts to settle down in my head and also the time to do homework and some reading at home.

Do check ECAP in your area. I feel their structure and also teaching method (in Basel) quite good. And I think they do have intensive courses as well. Here's a link to their website : http://www.ecap-fondazione.ch/joomla.../de/ecap-basel

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Re: German course

I would suggest that you go to these schools and ask for a "Schnupperstunde" (trial lesson). You will then see whether the course you intend to take is the right one for you.
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Re: German course

here A1/1 is Month 1

http://hallodeutschschule.ch/b2-1/?g...FRBsGwodCVMNSw
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